The National Science Foundation is moving ahead with plans to rebuild the pier at Palmer Station, its research facility on Anvers Island, Antarctica. The new pier will be more than three times larger than the current one, extending farther out from the station into deeper water to allow the mooring of larger ships. Read about the project at

For more information: NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Impacts to Antarctic Research Support at Palmer Station due to Construction of the new Pier.

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